Authorhouse Hijacked My Novel

October 27, 2011

My novel The Tuzla Run was originally published by Authorhouse in 2009. I was unhappy with the result and instructed them to stop publication and sale. They did not respond.

I republished with Createspace, both in hard copy and eBook format, but Authorhouse continued to offer the book to buyers.

I wrote by mail to Authorhouse in the USA and received a commitment from them in a letter dated July 20th, 2011 that they would not offer my book for sale.

I now find that not only have they continued to offer my book for sale but they have  also published an eBook version for sale on Kindle.

Needless to say I have not been informed of any royalties.

4 Responses to “Authorhouse Hijacked My Novel”

  1. I bet you’re angrier than you sound…

    They can’t possibly hope to get away with this, but it’s disgusting that they would even try.

    Good luck.

  2. Robert Davidson Says:

    I’m beginning to see a glimmer of hope in that they have – at last – answered my letter. I’ll stay optimistic. Thanks.

  3. Hi Robert, I also had issues with Authorhouse. Also a book I published with them, I was happy with the book, but after the book was published, I battled to get reaction from them. It is a long story and space is too short to go into detail, but I guess you are not the only one having trouble with them. I also just had my book re published locally, at a tenth of the price I paid at Authorhouse.
    Please feel free to drop me a line at
    Would love to get in contact with you.

    Kind regards,

  4. Robert Davidson Says:


    Please excuse the apparent delay in answering but I’m still trying to cope with all this new (to me) technology and keep discovering massages all over the place.
    I look forward to hearing more about your problems and how you resolved them.

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